§ MR. ARTHUR STANLEY () Lancashire, Ormskirk
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether the provision that the managers of the school shall provide the schoolhouse free of any charge except for the teacher's house, if any, to the local authority, imposes upon the managers an obligation to defray all rates and taxes.
(Answered by Sir William Anson.) The Bill does not transfer to the local education authority the managers' liability to defray taxes. Voluntary schools are exempt from rates under Section 3 of The Voluntary Schools Act, 1897. The effect of the Bill as amended in Committee does not differ from that of the Bill as introduced as respects this matter.